Nostalgia Theater: Douglas Goldstein on Robot Chicken and Devil May Care

GoldsteinAfter a pandemic-induced layover, the Nostalgia Theater show is back! For his return engagement, Zaki chats with Douglas Goldstein (Robot Chicken) about his work on Wizard and ToyFare magazines in the ’90s, how ROBOT CHICKEN became the groundbreaking smash we know and love, and his new SyFy animated series DEVIL MAY CARE. Plus: What it was like recording voiceover with George Lucas! It’s a fun hour of nostalgia that’ll give you the warm fuzzies and make you laugh a lot.

Nostalgia Theater: Mark Valley on Human Target

Mark ValleyZaki hit the bullseye with this month’s conversation as he’s joined by actor Mark Valley for a lengthy conversation as they reminisce about the tenth anniversary of Fox TV’s gone-too-soon DC Comics adaptation Human Target. Plus: Boston Legal, Keen Eddie, and much more! Listen to it all via the embed below or at Apple PodcastsStitcher, and Spotify! As we always ask, please hit up our Facebook page or e-mail to let us know how we’re doing!

Nostalgia Theater: James Mangold on Ford v. Ferrari

Mangold 1We’re very excited to present the audio of Zaki’s conversation last fall with writer/director James Mangold about his Oscar-nominated film Ford v. Ferrari plus his recollections of working with the late Johnny Cash on the biopic WALK THE LINE, what it was like for Logan to instantly become one of the most revered comic book adaptations of all time, and much more!

Nostalgia Theater: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

9AD7BF3F-C870-4724-A97F-1117C66E665EIt’s time for some 2020 hindsight! For this episode, I’m joined by veteran writer/producer Zack Stentz — you know his work from X-Men: First Class, Thor, and the upcoming Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous — for a fond look back at the late, lamented, gone-too-soon TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. I had this conversation for the San Francisco Chronicle last fall in the lead-up to the release of Terminator Dark Fate, but I’m glad to have this chance to share the entirety of our chat for the first time!

Nostalgia Theater: Star Wars – The Skywalker Journey Returns Home

With the impending release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Zaki was honored to moderate a conversation on behalf of the Commonwealth Club of California with Mashable’s Chris Taylor, author of How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, and contributor Bryan Young, as they discussed everything Star Wars: What has the film franchise meant to American culture? What can we expect with episode 9 and beyond? Why did the film franchise have such an impact? And what do the films say about our current political system, religion and technology?

Nostalgia Theater: Ronald D. Moore’s Star Trek Memories

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Zaki is joined this episode by famed writer/producer Ronald D. Moore for some fun reflections on Star Trek Generations on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. In addition, hear Ron’s thoughts on the entirety of his time in the Star Trek writer’s room, going from The Next Generation to Deep Space Nine to Voyager, and how all of that led up to his acclaimed reboot of Battlestar Galactica. Listen at the embed below or download from this link:

Nostalgia Theater: The Many Lives of Dracula!

DraculaIt’s Halloween, and thus a perfect time for our latest Nostalgia Theater show, as special guest Glenn Greenberg joins Zaki for a special conversation about the enduring appeal of the immortal Dracula! Listen in as we talk about our favorite screen Dracs and spelunk into his time writing the Lord of the Vampires for Marvel Comics!

Nostalgia Theater: X-Men (2000) Commentary Track

X-Men 2000Twentieth Century Fox’s X-Men franchise draws to a close this week, and we mark the occasion with a new commentary track here at the Nostalgia Theater show! Special guest Sean Coyle (Executive Producer of Disney’s Puppy Dog Pals and a lifelong X-Men fan!) joins in as we watch 2000′s X-Men, starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, and some Australian unknown named Hugh Jackman (whatever happened to him?) while sharing memories, behind-the-scenes stories, and some heavy nostalgia for the movie that started our current superhero movie boom! Click below to listen, or subscribe at iTunesStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, or Google Play (and remember to leave a review!). As always, send all questions or comments our way via, and don’t forget to hit “like” on our Facebook page.

Nostalgia Theater: Zack Stentz on X-Men, Thor, and Rim of the World!

X-MenIt’s the big fiftieth episode of the Nostalgia Theater show! While this week’s release of Dark Phoenix marks the end of nineteen years of Twentieth Century Fox’s incarnation of the X-Men, it also closes out the tenure of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and the rest of the new cast that came in with 2011’s X-Men: First Class. And my guest for this hour is screenwriter Zack Stentz, who co-wrote First Class and inaugurated the X-Men’s second cinematic life in the process. His name has also graced franchises such as The Terminator, The Twilight Zone, Thor, and more, and he also discusses his new project Rim of the World, which he wrote and produced and which debuted last month on Netflix. You can listen via the embed below, or subscribe via iTunesStitcher Radio, or TuneIn Radio. As always, send all questions or comments our way via, and don’t forget to hit “like” on our Facebook page!

Nostalgia Theater: Steven Weber on Wings, The Shining, and More!

Steven WeberFor the latest Nostalgia Theater show, Zaki was joined for the hour by veteran actor Steven Weber for a fond look back at his time as snarky pilot Brian Hackett on the seminal ’80s-’90s sitcom Wings. In addition, he also reflected on his turn stepping into Jack Nicholson’s shoes in the TV remake of Stephen King’s The Shining, playing TV exec Jack Rudolph on Aaron Sorkin’s short-lived Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and so much more! It’s a humorous and engaging conversation full of the kind of real talk and insight that can only come from three decades of being a regular presence on our television screens. This is one of my very favorite Nostalgia Theaters that I’ve ever recorded, and after you hear it, I’m sure it’ll be easy to see why. Listen via the embed below, or subscribe at iTunes, Stitcher Radio, TuneIn Radio, or Google Play (and remember to leave a review!). Like always, send any questions or comments to, and don’t forget to hit “like” on our Facebook page.